Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005
Quarantine for SARS, Taiwan
|Interval (d)||Period 1 (N = 103)||Period 2 (N = 114)||Period 3 (N = 126)||Mean difference (p value)|
|Diagnosis to classification||9.1845||8.2368||–||0.9477 (0.7729)|
|Diagnosis to classification||–||8.2368||5.6508||2.5860‡ (< 0.0001)|
*2 cases were deleted from the data for our comparison test because of missing information on the relevant dates, and 1 case was deleted because classification as probable case did not occur during the 3 time periods of 2/25–6/15.
†Period 1, time from onset of first case to the day before implementation of intervention measures including Level B quarantine; period 2, time from implementation of intervention measures to the implementation of expedited classification procedure; period 3, time of the expedited classification procedure to the date of onset of the last SARS case.
‡Denotes significance at the 1% level.